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Duane Joseph White

Duane Joseph White

 Bronze StarPurple Heart

Rank/Rate Motor Machinist's Mate, Second Class
Service Number 376 03 90
Birth Date March 1, 1921
From Detroit, Michigan
Decorations Bronze Star, Purple Heart
Submarine USS Sculpin (SS-191)
Loss Date November 19, 1943
Location North of Oroluk Island near Truk
Circumstances Sunk by Japanese destroyer
Remarks Duane was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
He survived the sinking of his boat, but was killed while being
transported aboard Chuyo from Truk to Japan when it was sunk
by USS Sailfish on December 4, 1943.

Please note that most sources mistakenly spell the island's
name "Groluk."

Photo and information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

 

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